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Amosun Wins Ogun Re-election

-As Assembly Deputy Speaker Loses Governor Ibikunle Amosun of All Progressives Congress (APC) has been re-elected with 306,988votes, ahead of Prince Gboyega Nosir Isiaka of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 201,440. Next was Senator Akin Odunsi of Social Democratic Party(SDP) who, despite the strong backing of former governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, came distant third with 25,826votes. The Independent National ...

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Sambo Heads Jonathan’s Transition Committee

Vice-President Namadi Sambo yesterday presided over the meeting of members of the transition committee set up by President Goodluck Jonathan, to assist smooth transition of handover to the President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on May 29. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, told   journalists after the meeting   that the committee met to discuss its terms of ...

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Taraba State Election Inconclusive – INEC

Taraba State returning officer for governorship election, Professor Muhamdu Kyari has declare the governorship election in Taraba as inconclusive. The returning officer made the declaration in Jalingo, the state capital, after collecting the result from the sixteen local government areas of Taraba state. He said the reason for the declaration was because the number of cancelled votes was above the ...

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PDP Blame Electoral Officers, Security Agents

The national leadership of Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies worked against the party during Saturday’s governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections. The party said this was why it performed woefully during the elections. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, stated this in an interview with our correspondent in ...

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Elechi, Umahi Reconcile After Election

Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State and the Deputy Governor, Dave Umahi, yesterday reconciled after about six months of political differences that claimed many lives and property. The reconciliation came barely 24 hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the deputy governor winner of the April 11 governorship election in the state. Elechi and Umahi had been at loggerheads ...

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Collation Officer Reveals Serious Threat

-As INEC Recommends Tribunal For Aggrieved Politicians Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation officer in Uruefong Oruko, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Emmanuel Akpan said the results of the elections in the area were recorded under serious threat and beatings. Akpan said this in INEC office in Uyo yesterday when he was called upon by the panel to announce the breakdown ...

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Yero Concedes Defeat, Calls El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor and gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Ramalan Yero has conceded defeat to his rival, Nasir El-Rufai of All Progressives Congress. The spokesperson of Kaduna State APC Campaign Council, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement. According to Mr. Aruwan, Mr. Yero called Mr. El-Rufai at around 3:00 p.m. to congratulate the latter on his victory. “He ...

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PDP Rules Ondo Assembly

Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party rallied from a dampening defeat at the presidential election to a dramatic victory on Saturday, winning 19 out of the 26 seats in the House of Assembly. The election, which was marked by pockets of violence and ballot box snatching in different parts of the state, saw the return of the House Speaker, Jumoke Akindele ...

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5 Killed In Church Collapse

About five persons lost their lives after a church building collapsed in Enugu State on Saturday night. The affected building was the Cathedral of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oduma, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State. Eye witnesses informed our correspondent that the priest of the said church, identified as Rev. Fr. Nonso Eze, was conducting rehearsals ahead of ...

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APC Demands Cancellation In Enugu

–As PDP’s Ugwuanyi Wins Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the winner of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Enugu state. ‎The PDP candidate scored 482,277 as against his closest rival, Barrister Okey Ezea of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled a distant 43,837. The opposition APC has however ...

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